Our empirical understanding of Zika virus is rapidly evolving. This can present challenges for us as clinicians: to stay abreast of the changes and facilitate understanding and clarify implications for our patients.
The November elections are nearing, and early voting begins as soon as September 23 in some states. As you consider how to cast your vote, avoid letting the federal general election politics suck all the oxygen from your electoral choices closer to home, at more local levels. Many reproductive health policies and regulations are decided at state levels. Unfortunately, many of those policies and regulations have served to roll back rights and diminish access to reproductive health resources. However, there has been some movement forward, toward increasing access to contraceptives, with provisions for allowing insurers to dispense 12-month supplies of contraceptives and pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptives.
Hot off the press! Get copies of the brand new 2016 US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (MEC) and 2016 US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (SPR), along with clinical tools for using them. These updated recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention include new recommendations and new scientific evidence on continuing recommendations.
The “Contraceptive Technology” conferences will help you synthesize the data and translate the evidence into clinical “pearls” you can put directly into practice. With an array of Preconferences delving into selected specialty areas of interest, plenary sessions focusing on the “hottest” topics, a thought-provoking luncheon presentation, and 30 dynamic, interactive Concurrent Sessions, including hands-on workshops…this conference is certain to improve your clinical practice and expand your network of colleagues. Read more